Shortly after Lou returned from Sweden, we took a trip to the Southbank centre, and enjoyed a Nordic Feast. The food was cooked on open fires, and prepared with authentic regional ingredients. Scandinavian chefs were joined by London chefs who had been on a foreign exchange-style visit to learn new skills, and discover a new ethos. The expansive canvas tent was dimly lit, and there were two gloriously large fire pits dominating the space.
Back in late August, I found myself aboard a very plush and modern Finnair plane to Helsinki, Finland. A last minute change of plan saw Lou staying at home with the family, while I stepped in to visit Finland’s newest National Park, Hossa. Finland is a country that I hadn’t expected to visit, and yet now that I’ve been, I can’t stop thinking about how soon I can get back. Helsinki sits on almost the most southerly tip of Finland. From